CT Food News, Vol. 26: Brandy, Beer, Pancake Party, Pumpkins, and Pigs

23 Oct

Well, look, don’t complain about the rain…just think that it could actually be snow. Then what? Yeah, we know…all the CT schools would have to close for the day in preparation for the 2 inches of snow that could potentially cripple our infrastructure. ;) So, yeah, it’s raining…big deal, especially when we’ve got some great things for you to check out tonight, tomorrow, and over the next couple of weeks. 

Green and Tonic in New Canaan is now open at 5 Burtis Avenue. Get your juice, soup, and healthy food fix by visiting!

Powder Hollow Brewing in Enfield recently had an Open House that was a major success, clearing them out after giving out over 1,000 samples. They’ll be giving a Grand Opening announcement very soon. 

10/23 Walrus & Carpenter is hosting Light the Grass, a pig roast fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. There will be beer, there will be roast pig, and there will be plenty of “Brewgrass” music. ;)

10/23 Relic Brewing is hosting a book signing party at their brewery tonight from 4-7. The book, Cool Beer Labels, features Relic Brewing on a two page spread along with other breweries. And, yes…they’ll have beer on tap! 

10/24 Java Westport will be playing the classic Halloween movie, Hocus Pocus, starting at 7 pm. Food and drinks will be there to purchase, so come hungry and ready for some mischief. 

10/26 Up for a trip? Of course you are when brandy’s involved! You’ll be touring Westford Hill Distillers in Ashford from 1-4:30. After the tour, you’ll get a special cocktail tasting that includes their brandy and with some finger foods. Tix are $20 and can be purchased here.

10/28 Barcelona Greenwich will be hosting an Autumn Beer Dinner featuring four brews including a hard-to-find Rosemary Dunkelweisen from CT’s own Black Hog Brewing. $45 per person, tax and tip extra. Dinner starts at 7, tix here

10/31 If you’re a laid back kinda person, then maybe you won’t be heading out to many parties on Halloween. Instead, you could always come to Painting with a Twist in Westport from 7-9, then paint your masterpiece aka Spooky Tree. The price is $40 per person, you get all supplies, get to take your painting home, and two hours of creative fun. And, yes, it’s BYOB and bring your own snacks, too, so might we suggest some pumpkin beer or a blood-red Zin?

11/2 Pancake Breakfast: two of the best words in the English language. Yes, come on down to the Belltown Firehouse at 8 Dorlen Road (off of Newfield Avenue) for their annual Lions Club Fall Pancake Breakfast! Entry is just $8 for adults or $5 for kids under 8 with second and even third helpings encouraged. :) In addition, even if you can’t sit down to eat, you can always get takeout! Kids can also wear their costumes to help celebrate the Halloween weekend, btw.

11/12 Jack’s Abby Tap Attack at Plan B Stamford starting at 9 pm. They’ll have up to 9 Jack Abby’s pouring out, so start preparing. 

11/12 Cask Republic Stamford is looking for homebrewers in their 1st Annual Home Brew contest! If interested, check Casks’ site for details on how and when to submit. Not a homebrewer but just love beer? Fine! They’ll have a party on 11/12 with judging of beer starting at 3 and a party starting at 5. Make sure to make your reservations, either way, by calling up (203) 348-2275.

One Response to “CT Food News, Vol. 26: Brandy, Beer, Pancake Party, Pumpkins, and Pigs”


  1. CT Food News, Vol. 27: Cold Romans, Free Sake Bombs, Tap Takeovers, Epic Beer Collabos + More | OmNomCT - October 29, 2014

    […] 10/31 Lots of Halloween events! […]


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